The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 in favor of a 5 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 academic year. The Board voted down a similar measure last fall.
Anchorage School Board passed a preliminary budget that includes planning time for all middle school teachers and more than 60 new positions. But it’s not final until the state legislature passes their final budget later this spring.
Data from the state’s Department of Education and Early Development show that students of color drop out of high school at higher rates than white students. Anchorage’s chapter of the NAACP is trying to change that.
Supporters of the Tanaina Child Development Center appealed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents on Thursday, urging the board to help save Tanaina. The center was informed it would need to find a new home late last month, when UAA opted to end an agreement which allowed the childcare facility space on campus.
A controversial effort in the Anchorage Assembly to block a liquor license transfer failed during Tuesday night’s Assembly meeting.
State Superior Court judge John Suddock will decide on Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s complaint against the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
A new play opened this weekend at Cyrano’s Playhouse in Anchorage from the author of the Vagina Monologues. On stage, the songs and monologues tell the true stories of traumas faced by young women around the world. But behind the scenes, it’s the tale of Anchorage’s young women learning what it means to be an “Emotional Creature.”
Internal and external audits of the SAP software implementation find poor management, lack of accountability, and problems with scheduling, but conclude it’s too late to start over.
The city of Anchorage and the Matanuska Susitna Borough are wrestling over the problem of disposal of the Borough’s septic waste. A Borough waste treatment facility could be years away, while Anchorage’s wastewater utility has had its fill of the Borough’s sludge.
Firefighters responded to a blaze at an assisted living home near Wasilla early Monday afternoon.
There’s tension in Anchorage’s middle schools because some teachers feel they’re being treated unfairly. Elective teachers have less planning time, and they say it impacts their relationships with the students.
The Anchorage housing market is one of the most expensive in the country. A recent grant application by AEDC is trying to bring data on homelessness and affordability to the forefront of the conversation on the city’s economic future.
A recent uptick in deadly shooting incidents and assaults in Anchorage have police and public safety advocates sprinting to organize a response to curb the violent trend. The Anchorage Police Department is organizing a task-force to tackle the problem, but what can communities do to help remedy the problem?
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A new report released by the Mat Su Health Foundation indicates that behavioral health services in the Matanuska Susitna Borough are woefully inadequate. The report, the first of three, suggests that residents are not accessing care until they are in a crisis situation.
Each year communities across the nation participate in the Point in Time Count during the last 10 days in January. They’re trying to take a snapshot of homelessness by asking how many people slept on the streets or in shelters during one specific night.
The University of Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday released its report on the findings of the prioritization process it has been undergoing for the last year and a half. It gives recommendations and lays out a basic plan of how to move forward, but many questions remain unanswered.